Bank account owned jointly “with rights of survivorship” are not subject to the probate process when one of the owners dies.
Upon the death of one owner, the other account owner simply continues to own and have complete access to the money in the account.
But there are several drawbacks to setting up and using this type of bank account: Continue reading Can I Use a Joint Bank Account to Give Money to a Beneficiary and Avoid Probate?
A written statement of potential legal actions to follow should an agreement not be reached is acceptable within a letter from an attorney.
But the ‘threat’ of legal action is not the same as the actualization that the Court will agree with and enforce the threatened stance. Continue reading Can an Attorney Send Me a Letter Threatening Multiple Legal Actions if I Don’t Comply with a Demand?
Generally, there is no legal requirement that all signatures must appear on the same document, but that is assuming some key points. Continue reading If Co-Signers Cannot Be in the Same Location, Can They Each Sign Separate Documents Individually?
No lawyer will help you complete pro se legal forms for free during an initial consultation. That’s not the purpose of a consult. Continue reading Is it Wise to Bring Pro Se Legal Forms to an Attorney’s Free Consultation?
A complete Living Will indeed does contain a number of different documents: an Advanced Healthcare Directive document, Durable Property Power of Attorney documents, a HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization form, the Notice of Final Disposition document, etc.
Sometimes these documents are provided separately, sometimes they are folded into one long document. Continue reading If I Have Multiple Living Will Documents, Will a Notary Signature on One Be Enough to Cover All?
One can have a document notarized without the notary being in the same location as the Maker of the document at the time of signing. This is done by providing identification to the notary public and acknowledging to the notary that the signature on the document is that of the person seeking the notarization.
Witnesses listed on a signed document must be present at the time of signing, however.
Most often, the terms used in a written contract are binding on the parties.
And most times, the terms of that written contract will control the obligations of the parties, regardless of what one party or the other ‘meant.’ Continue reading Is a Lease Agreement Signed for a Lesser Amount than Discussed Binding?
As there are many different Deed structures, the original deed must be carefully examined to determine the authority available to transfer the property. Continue reading Can A Family Member with 50% Ownership Transfer Property Without My Knowledge?